Geneva College Announces Free Tuition Program for Eligible Students

The Geneva Tuition Promise will guarantee free tuition to eligible undergraduate Pennsylvania students whose families make under $70,000 a year.
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  • Geneva College will offer free tuition to eligible undergraduate students.
  • Students must be residents of Pennsylvania and have a household income of under $70,000.
  • Full-time tuition for the 2023-2024 school year is $31,090.

Geneva College is joining the growing list of colleges and universities offering free tuition to students.

The private, Christian college in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, is offering incoming first-year students free tuition if they have a household income of under $70,000 and are eligible to receive any amount of Pell Grant funding.

Eligible students must also be residents of Pennsylvania and submit their application for admission by March 1.

"We know that college affordability is a primary concern for families today. We also know that Geneva has long been one of the most affordable options for Christian higher education," Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing Willem de Ruijter said in a press release.

"By launching the Geneva Tuition Promise, we are doubling down on that legacy and are continuing to work toward making a rigorous Christian education accessible for all."

Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year is $31,090 for traditional, full-time undergraduates not including campus service fees and room and board, which is estimated to be an additional $12,240 per year, according to Geneva College.

Students will have to renew their eligibility each year to remain in the program, for a maximum of eight semesters, or four years, of eligibility.

Additionally, starting in fall 2024, Geneva College will offer up to $20,000 per year to the "highest achieving academic students," totaling $80,000 over four years.

"Geneva College has a long history of producing outstanding Pennsylvania graduates who are leaders in our communities locally, regionally, and internationally," Geneva College President Calvin Troup said.

"The Geneva Tuition Promise invites students from all over Pennsylvania to consider studying at Geneva College where they will be prepared for lives of fruitful and faithful service to God and neighbor."